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My Aunt Died in the Air India Bombing. The Iran Plane Crash Brought Back My Grief

10 days ago   |   By Health & Lifestyle

I hate flying and will do anything to avoid air travel. Well-meaning friends often tease me, offering self-help tips: take melatonin, or a red-eye flight so that you can sleep. I nod and smile, but inside, there's a familiar sinking feeling, the same pit-of-the-stomach contraction that happens whenever images of plane crashes pop up on social media. Like they did on January 8, as the terrible news of the missile strike on Flight 752 began to saturate the media.
One CBC headline stood out, in large white capital letters: “A Canadian Tragedy.” Those words spiked a lightning jag of loss into...
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